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The Great Silkie of Sule Skerry


Experience the mystery of the the silkies, half-human half-seal folk torn between two worlds.

Read more and listen to the software-generated mp3 at the bottom of the page.

This piece evokes the haunting world of the silkies, the seal-people of the Orkney Islands.  This arrangement includes not just the more familiar tune but another, less common traditional tune as well. The sections are set apart by triplets rippling like water--not difficult to play, they create a lovely effect.

Notes included.  G Mixolydian (Key of C).  Leave out the low A's to play on your therapy harp. Intermediate level; no lever changes; no fingerings.  Two pages.

Listen to The Great Silkie of Sule Skerry (software-generated mp3)